Visting Jersey cow gives birth at Hallockville Farm

04/07/2012 1:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Zoe, a mini-Jersey cow, with her calf No-Name Norman last Saturday at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville. Zoe belongs to Hallockville's executive director Herb Strobel, who has a farm in Center Moriches.

Zoe, a mini-Jersey cow, gave birth to a calf that has been dubbed No-Name Norman at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville last Saturday. Another Hallockville Jersey named Darla is due to give birth on April 26.

The calf was 30 pounds at birth and will be there for visitors to see at Hallockville for another month or so before he and his mother are moved back to Center Moriches, where Hallockville Executive Director Herb Strobel operates a 28-acre farm. He owns the two cows.

They have been at Hallockville, being milked by local farmer Christopher Wines, in anticipation of the birth of their calves. Mr. Strobel said that the moms and their calves will stay at Hallockville for about a month before returning to his farm in Center Moriches.

Hallockville’s own Jersey cows are Hallie and Stella. They graze in the pasture next to the 1930′s Cichanowicz House at Hollockville.

Mr. Strobel’s own farm was formerly known as Phee’s Dairy Farm, owned by Mr. Strobel’s great uncle, Josef Phee, and Josef’s sister Margaret. It was one of the last dairy farms on Long Island, with a herd of 30 cows, and closed in the mid-1980s. Mr. Strobel and his father Josef, 83, now raise hay there.